Freeze It Fresh : Thai Salmon Chowder with Swiss Chard

Thai Salmon Chowder

One of our local grocers about this time of year brings in a load of fresh wild caught salmon at a ridiculously reasonable price.  We stock up our freezer with filets and make a big batch of this soup for the long winter ahead.   This recipe makes about 8 quarts of delicious creamy chowder, all gluten and dairy free.  I pack … Read More

Summer Food For Winter Meals

Summer Food For Winter Meals

Saving money on groceries is only a small part of the reason I like to put summer food up for winter meals. Why not take advantage of the local fresh produce while it’s at its peak?  It offers the best flavor and nutritional benefits at a reasonable price.  Plus you are eating foods grown in the region you live which … Read More

Freeze It Fresh : Barley Red Lentil Soup with Kale

Barley Red Lentil Soup with Kale

Here is another healthy make ahead freezer meal in a bowl from our garden! This Barley Red Lentil Soup with Kale recipe makes 8 generous quarts of hearty soup at very little cost with great nutritional benefits. If you don’t have a garden you can purchase fresh veggies at your local Farmers Market. Making the most of what’s grown locally … Read More

Better Breakfasts : Garden Veggie Breakfast Burrito

Garden Veggie Breakfast Burrito

Friday is the one weekday I don’t rush out the door to work. I get to linger over my morning coffee. I get to spend more time in restful reflection. I get to play with our flowers and in the garden. This time is a perfect antidote after a busy week. It’s even better if I make it to SpokaneBarre … Read More

Freeze it Fresh : Savory “Whitewater” Veggie Burger

Savory "Whitewater" Veggie Burger

One of the benefits of living in the northwest very close to the Canadian border is that we get to take advantage of the variety of ski resorts within a 2 – 3 hour drive of our home, state-side and Canada side.  We have great ski vacation memories with family and friends, many of those involving food.  Are you not … Read More

26 meals in a day

26 meals

Last Sunday my daughter and I made 26 meals for the freezer.  A young mom of 2 and working part-time, she wanted to be better prepared for dinnertime. I’m always game for that, so we joined forces, rolled up our sleeves and got to work. What did we make?  Two tried and true recipes and 2 new recipes.  We prepared both previously posted recipes, Garden Vegetable Lasagne  using … Read More